10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #47

Gloriously retro and rainbow coloured Soviet posters from the 1980 Moscow and Talinn Olympics

I hope you are sitting somewhere cosy and that you’re ready to have your senses delighted by this week’s interesting finds from the pelagic zone of the internet, where whale sharks and dugongs float by in Poseidon’s dreams…


How to make flying dragons (1634)

The flying dragon is somewhat troublesome to compose, it must be made of either dry or light wood or crooked lane places, or of thin whalebones covered in Muscovie glass and painted over. In the body thereof, there must be a void to pass the rope through, unto the bottom of this cane must be bound one or two large rockets.

The Mysteries of Nature and Art (1634) — an illustrated manual for building devices relating to water works, fireworks, drawing, painting + miscellaneous experiments “confusedly intermixed”:
Public Domain Review

Via Public Domain Review on Twitter.


Jameela Jamil’s ‘I Weigh’ podcast

I love Jameela Jamil’s podcast called I Weigh, it’s raw, real and authentic and she swears a lot, but in an endearing and hilarious way. Each week she interviews a dynamic, funny and world-shaping people (both celebrities and lesser known people). She does this in a charismatic, raw and real way. Her thoughts on the world and how to deal with all of the weirdness and chaos going on this year really resonates deeply with me. In this episode she interviews an icon, Jane Fonda!

To celebrate Earth Day – activist, actor, and icon Jane Fonda joins Jameela this week to discuss why climate justice is so important, her work at Fire Drill Fridays, Jane's experience with her mental health, that to "know where you're going you need to know where you've been," Jane learning to step outside of her comfort zone, dealing with an eating disorder and learning to accept her body, and what it was like receiving death threats and fearing car bombs while working as an activist. 

Chiemi Manabe ‎– 不思議・少女 (1982) FULL ALBUM

Take a delightful Japanese electro journey into the heart of Atari and Nintendo land. For some reason, this reminds me of the soundtrack to the film The Neverending Story, it has a similar energy…


Dreamy and romantic Batik designs by Lyubov Tosheva

Via Twitter and Useum


Medieval Irish words and medicine

In this fascinating series, the development of medieval medicine in Ireland and Scandinavia is explored in relation to etymology and the development of medical words from Latin to Irish and Scandinavian languages. A fusion of a few of my favourite topics – medieval history, medicine, paganism and languages.


Rambunction, aural delight and elephant-to-human connection

Youtube’s algorithm delivered magic to me again with this beautiful video taken at Dubbo Zoo with acclaimed Indigenous artist Allan McKenzie, a Gamilaroi/ Wiradjuri man whose didgeridoo symphony for the elephants caused rambunction, delight and trumpeting joy.


Gloriously rainbow bright Soviet posters from the 1980 Moscow and Talinn Olympics

I love the dayglo 70’s aesthetic here, it’s so happy, cheerful and psychadelic. Via Soviet Child on Twitter


Gavinco – Acting Parallels [Full Album]

A cruisy, uplifting, dreamy jazzy hip-hop ambient sound. I love this!


A couple have recreated a Brazilian rainforest in 18 years and the animals now love it…

18 years ago, a very generous and kind couple decided to rewild their deserted and destroyed 600 hectares in Aimorés, Brazil. They then planted more than 2 million tree saplings. As a result, the the site now has 293 plant species, 172 bird species and 33 animal species, some of which were on the verge of extinction. Via Reddit

Couple creates a forest in 18 years

Creamy, dreamy vegan ramen by Will Yeung


I hope that you found these picks splendid and enjoyable, let me know what you thought below…


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3 thoughts on “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #47

  1. A great selection! The 1980 Olympics posters are simply amazing! I have always loved that Moscow Bear Mascot (Misha) – he just looks so cute to me. And what a moving Closing Ceremony they had. I am a little too “young” (heh) to remember the Olympics of 1980, but I remember growing up with so many buildings in Russia that had the mascot bears etched into them in colourful bricks to commemorate the event. The legacy definitely lives on. I am also amazed by that couple’s will and perseverance to recreate a fraction of a rain forest – what an absolutely wonderful thing to do!

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    1. Thanks so much Diana 😽 so glad you enjoyed this. Yes I love Misha too, what a charming and cute character I am not surprised everyone loves him. I would love to have this poster on my wall of the rainbow coloured building its just so cool and cheerful. Yes that couple who created a rainforest are true heroes of our world, I hope one day if I have enough money to buy some acres and do the same thing 😻🌳🦔 the animals would love it. Thank you for the comment, I hope you are doing well, stay safe

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